William  Rice
William  Rice

Obituary of William Lee Rice


To his nieces and nephews he was fun Uncle Billy.  To Thomas, Patrick and Larry he was their rocker brother and guitar player like no other.  A man who travelled the world and lived life on his own terms.  Billy was a friend to everyone and loved by all who knew him.  He leaves behind his brothers Thomas, Patrick and Larry; nieces and nephews galore - Joe, Geri, Jackie, Jimmy, Joseph, Monica, Matthew, Brittany, Jordan, Evan and Rachel.  He also leaves behind his chosen daughter Jennifer Ford and special friend Dorothy Allen.  He will be missed by his friends in Florida and Indiana.  He is preceded in death by his parents Elaine and Hubert, brothers Ronald and Richard.


Billy was a free spirit and we have no doubt he’s the rockstar he was meant to be.  We will always miss his openness, kindness and friendship.


Donations may be made in Billy’s name to savethemusic.org.  

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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at A Life Tribute Funeral Care - Gulfport